• The Association for Public Art (aPA, formerly the Fairmount Park Art Association) is the nation's first private, nonprofit organization dedicated to integrating public art and urban planning. Founded in 1872, the Association commissions, preserves, promotes and interprets public art in Philadelphia.
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Audio programs now available for Roxy Paine’s “Symbiosis” & Candy Coated’s “Magic Carpet”

Sep 2nd, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, On_Homepage, Recent Commissions

Hear from the artists and their admirers, including Tod Williams, Billy Tsien, Dilys Blum and Nicholas Kripal.

 
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Find Your Way

Oct 23rd, 2012|Comments are off for this post|On_Homepage, Uncategorized

Click here to visit our Interactive Public Art Map. Browse by artist, title, or keyword. You can also search for public artworks by visiting our Index by Artist or Index by Title pages.

 
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#THINKpublicart photo contest & photomosaic

Aug 19th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|Events, On_Homepage

Participate in our #THINKpublicart photo contest and photomosaic! Presented by the aPA in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Rodin Museum.

 
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“Symbiosis” Named Best New Public Artwork by Philadelphia Magazine

Jul 31st, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, On_Homepage

The Roxy Paine sculpture is now on view in Philadelphia's Iroquois Park.

 
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Candy Coated’s “Magic Carpet”

Jun 17th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR, Recent Commissions

Experience another world at The Oval with Magic Carpet by artist Candy Coated, commissioned by the Association for Public Art.

 
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Newsworks interviews aPA’s Laura Griffith about Alexander Calder art and legacy in Philadelphia

May 13th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR

The Association for Public Art’s Assistant Director, Laura Griffith, was interviewed by Susan Perloff for Newsworks about the generations of Alexander Calder art in Philadelphia and the influence of the Calder legacy: “‘I can’t think of any other city that...

 
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Symbiosis

May 12th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR

The Association for Public Art announces the installation of internationally acclaimed artist Roxy Paine’s Symbiosis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

 
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May is Conservation Month!

May 5th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|Conservation, News/PR

Throughout the month of May, be on the lookout for the Association for Public Art’s conservation team conducting annual maintenance on 31 Philadelphia public artworks.Our conservators perform condition inspections of the artworks, remove any surface grime and graffiti, wash the...

 
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Art Commission approves installation of Roxy Paine’s “Symbiosis”

Apr 1st, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR

The Association for Public Art announces that it has received approval from the Philadelphia Art Commission to install internationally acclaimed artist Roxy Paine’s Symbiosis on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

 
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Register for the Association for Public Art’s 142nd Annual Meeting – May 12, 2014

Mar 28th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|Events, News/PR

Join us for our Annual Meeting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with guest speaker, Jody Pinto.

 
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Tree Hazard Removed at Samuel Memorial

Mar 26th, 2014|Comments are off for this post|News/PR

The aPA, in partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, undertakes the ongoing landscape maintenance of the Ellen Phillips Samuel Memorial along Kelly Drive. 

 

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